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Post-Communist Transition In Europe And Its Broader International Implications

edited by: Mario Zucconi 
published by: A. Longo editore
pp: 250
ISBN: ISBN 88-8063-442-9
price: € 25.00

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Even though the Cold War was over, the 1990s were still fairly dramatic years in the European continent-with armed conflict waged in the Balkans and in some areas in the periphery of the former Soviet Union, and with most former Communist countries struggling through a difficult economic and political transition.
 
As the new century began, however, such a transition appeared largely accomplished. The Balkans had largely gotten over violent conflict and in most countries the graph of economic recovery was moving steadily up. Most importantly, Western countries had increasingly devised means for intervening in that transition process. That meant even military intervention in the Balkans, and mostly economic and political integration for many countries in transition.
 
Perhaps no other factor was as reassuring about the transition of the former Communist countries as the fact that the process was now firmly anchored to Western institutions and progress. This book explores different issues that were part of the transition in Central and Eastern Europe and looks at the experiences and developments the whole continent went through in that period of time.

 

Table of Contents

Mario Zucconi, Growing Light at the End of the Tunnel: European Institutional Inclusion and Political Transition in the Former Communist Countries
Zoran Pajic, Interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo
George J. Andreopoulos, Operation Allied Force: Challenges and Opportunities for World Order
Craig R. Nation, The New International Relations of Central and Eastern Europe
Laszlo Nyusztay, Regional Initiatives in East-Central Europe: the Case of the Visegrad Group and the Central European Free Trade Agreement
Gian Luca Bonduri, Regional Co-operation within the Context of the European Integration Process
Francesca Arato, Greece between the European Union and the Balkans. What Contribution to Political and Regional Stability in South-Eastern Europe?
Henry R. Huttenbach, The Internationalization of Ethnic Conflicts in the Balkans
Jaroslav Mazůrek, The Slovak Republic and its Integration Effort into the Euro-Atlantic Structure
Gheorghe Cojocaru, The Transnistrian Conflict as a Factor of Insecurity for the Republic of Moldova and the Role of International Organizations and Regional Cooperation in the Conflict Settlement Process
Jure Gombac, Shaping the Border Between Slovenia and Italy after the Second World War. Dialogue, Monologue or Something Else?
Victor D. Bojkov, Conflicting Discourses of International Society in Europe. The Balkans in the Process of EU Enlargement

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